Psalm 123

A Prayer for Mercy

1Lord, I look up to you,

up to heaven, where you rule.

2As a servant depends on his master,

as a maid depends on her mistress,

so we will keep looking to you, O Lord our God,

until you have mercy on us.

3Be merciful to us, Lord, be merciful;

we have been treated with so much contempt.

4We have been mocked too long by the rich

and scorned by proud oppressors.